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I'll Take Manhattan: Three New Manhattans

September 13, 2016

 

The "Manhattan" is one of the most remarkably versatile drinks in the repertoire of Classic Cocktails. Here are three of my own variations on a theme. The first, with Cynar, the disarming Italian amaro flavored with artichoke (see the BLOG entry of April 7, 2016 entitled:  "What the Heck is Cynar?"). The second, my current favorite, that combines the assertively bittersweet Italian Vermouth, Punt e Mes, with the deliciously subtle walnut liqueur, Nocello. The third, my take on "The Perfect Manhattan", where instead of Sweet Vermouth, I offer the exotically flavored, grappa-based Amaro Nonino from northern Italy, and instead of Extra Dry Vermouth, I substitute Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, with Cardamom bitters to bring out the flavors. For all three cocktails, I use one of my favorite Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskies, 1792. Enjoy!

 

 

CYNAR MANHATTAN

2 parts 1792 Bourbon Whiskey
1 part Cynar
dash of Angostura bitters

 

Stir in a shaker with ice until well-chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, then garnish with a Tillen Farms Merry Maraschino cherry (no red dye, vegan, gluten-free).

 

 

 

 

WALNUT MANHATTAN

2 parts 1792 Bourbon Whiskey                  
½ part Nocello Walnut Liqueur
½ part Punt e Mes
dash of Hella Bitters Aromatic bitters

 

Stir in a shaker with ice until well-chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, then garnish with a Tillen Farms Merry Maraschino cherry or a Bada Bing cherry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPERFECT MANHATTAN

2 parts 1792 Bourbon Whiskey
½ part Amaro Nonino
½ part Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
dash of Scrappy's Cardamom bitters

 

Stir in a shaker with ice until well-chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, then garnish with a Tillen Farms Merry Maraschino cherry.

 

And check out my BLOG entry of August 16, 2016 on bourbon:
"My Favorite Bourbon"  

 

Also, check out the videos from KEVIN'S COCKTAIL MINUTE and the BLOG entries of four more inspired variations:
"MAD MANHATTAN", "WALNUT MANHATTAN", "BADASS MANHATTAN", & "HEART OF DARKNESS"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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